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August 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
With some modest fanfare, Joan Lunden this week celebrates her 10th anniversary as co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America." This makes her somewhat extraordinary--lasting in a job that is a people-eater. "I have to say I'm surprised that I'm sitting here, being the person who has the most tenure on the morning shows," she says, referring to those in the co-host and co-anchor business. "It seems like it was just yesterday that I was the new kid on the block."
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September 6, 1997 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joan Lunden ended 17 years as co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" Friday with a program filled with sentimental farewells and a few jokes about the dubious pleasures of a glamorous job that requires getting up at 3:30 every weekday morning. Charles Gibson, Lunden's co-host for the past 10 years, praised her as an important role model for women. "Joan was the first woman on network television to share her pregnancies with the audience," Gibson said.
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May 28, 1997 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 years with "Good Morning America," Joan Lunden said Tuesday that she will step down as co-host of ABC's morning news show in September. Other major changes are expected soon on "Good Morning America," which has lost the ratings battle to NBC's "Today" for more than 70 consecutive weeks and has seen its audience dwindle by about 19% in the past year.
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July 2, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lisa McRee, a news anchor at KABC-TV Channel 7 for the last three years, was named Tuesday to replace Joan Lunden as co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" this fall. McRee, 35, known for her poise and statuesque good looks, will start on the ABC morning information show in September, when Lunden, 46, steps down after a 20-year run.
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July 31, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Joan Lunden, co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America," gave birth Thursday morning to a daughter, Sara Emily. It's the third daughter for Lunden and her husband, TV producer Michael Krauss.
NEWS
January 15, 1989
How refreshing it was to watch the ABC coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade with the low-key commentary of Joan Lunden and Alex Trebek. They were informative yet spontaneous and avoided the cutesy doll, stand-up comic patter we usually hear. Thanks, ABC. Fran Miner, San Diego
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sunday Job: Dana King, an anchor at ABC's St. Louis affiliate, has been named to co-host the new Sunday edition of ABC's "Good Morning America" when it kicks off Jan. 3. King, who was seen Sept. 11 as a sub for Joan Lunden on "GMA," once worked at KABC-TV Channel 7.
NEWS
April 22, 1990
Paula Zahn of "CBS This Morning" is the best of the morning anchors. She is intelligent and the only one qualified to do the job, unlike Joan Lunden and her insipid chatter or Deborah Norville, who is cold and clearly unfit for the task. Lynne Smith, San Diego
NEWS
August 1, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Joan Lunden says she is not leaving "Good Morning America," getting a divorce or even having an alien's baby. Lunden told viewers of ABC's morning show all this Tuesday after she said National Enquirer reporters were asking her colleagues if she seems troubled lately. "It was a preemptive strike," she said afterward. "I told them I could either do that or just be a wimp and sit back and let them make up whatever they want and print it." Ian Calder, editor of the tabloid in Lantana, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lisa McRee, a news anchor at KABC-TV Channel 7 for the last three years, was named Tuesday to replace Joan Lunden as co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" this fall. McRee, 35, known for her poise and statuesque good looks, will start on the ABC morning information show in September, when Lunden, 46, steps down after a 20-year run.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1997 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 years with "Good Morning America," Joan Lunden said Tuesday that she will step down as co-host of ABC's morning news show in September. Other major changes are expected soon on "Good Morning America," which has lost the ratings battle to NBC's "Today" for more than 70 consecutive weeks and has seen its audience dwindle by about 19% in the past year.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sunday Job: Dana King, an anchor at ABC's St. Louis affiliate, has been named to co-host the new Sunday edition of ABC's "Good Morning America" when it kicks off Jan. 3. King, who was seen Sept. 11 as a sub for Joan Lunden on "GMA," once worked at KABC-TV Channel 7.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
With some modest fanfare, Joan Lunden this week celebrates her 10th anniversary as co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America." This makes her somewhat extraordinary--lasting in a job that is a people-eater. "I have to say I'm surprised that I'm sitting here, being the person who has the most tenure on the morning shows," she says, referring to those in the co-host and co-anchor business. "It seems like it was just yesterday that I was the new kid on the block."
NEWS
August 1, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Joan Lunden says she is not leaving "Good Morning America," getting a divorce or even having an alien's baby. Lunden told viewers of ABC's morning show all this Tuesday after she said National Enquirer reporters were asking her colleagues if she seems troubled lately. "It was a preemptive strike," she said afterward. "I told them I could either do that or just be a wimp and sit back and let them make up whatever they want and print it." Ian Calder, editor of the tabloid in Lantana, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More Good Mornings for Lunden: While the competition teeters with instability, ABC's "Good Morning America" is signing co-host Joan Lunden to a new five-year contract, effective in August. Lunden joined the show in 1980. Last week, "Good Morning America" beat NBC's "Today" for the 24th week this year.
NEWS
April 22, 1990
Paula Zahn of "CBS This Morning" is the best of the morning anchors. She is intelligent and the only one qualified to do the job, unlike Joan Lunden and her insipid chatter or Deborah Norville, who is cold and clearly unfit for the task. Lynne Smith, San Diego
NEWS
January 15, 1989
How refreshing it was to watch the ABC coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade with the low-key commentary of Joan Lunden and Alex Trebek. They were informative yet spontaneous and avoided the cutesy doll, stand-up comic patter we usually hear. Thanks, ABC. Fran Miner, San Diego
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